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Duduzane Zuma allegedly let off over fatal car crash

A Randburg magistrates court ruled during an official inquest that Phumzile Dube’s death was caused by negligence on the part of Duduzane Zuma.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane has allegedly been let off the hook by the National Prosecuting Authority despite a magistrate ruling he should be held responsible for the death of a woman in a car crash.

The _Times _newspaper says it’s in possession of leaked emails which show how the NPA decided not to prosecute Zuma after he crashed his Porsche into a taxi in Sandton in 2014.

A woman died on the scene and another later died of natural causes in the hospital.

A Randburg magistrates court ruled during an official inquest that Phumzile Dube’s death was caused by negligence on the part of Duduzane Zuma.

Zuma had argued that he drove into a puddle of water and lost control of his car.

While the NPA found that the president’s son failed to conduct himself in a reasonable manner under circumstances, he was still let off the hook.

It’s being reported that in August 2015 a notification was sent to Zuma’s lawyer from the NPA informing him that he wouldn’t be criminally charged.

The email also allegedly said that there were no prospects of a successful prosecution.